According to a published report, the owners of KUTV-Ch. 2 are looking to buy the owners of KSTU-Ch. 13.
The chances of the two stations ever being owned by the same company are virtually nil, however.
Reuters is reporting that Sinclair Broadcast Group (which owns KUTV) has approached Tribune Media Co. (which owns KSTU) about a buyout. That would create a massive company — Sinclair owns or operates 173 stations; Tribune owns or operates 42 stations.
Under current FCC regulations, that won't fly. There's a cap on how much of the country one company's stations can reach — 39 percent. Sinclair is just under that cap at 38 percent; Tribune has an FCC waiver and is over the cap at 44 percent.